Competing against Sterling, Halstead, Hesston, and Moundridge track athletes April 24, Centre High School’s Cacey Simons took first place in high jump, with a leap of 4 feet, 8 inches.
It was the final Central Kansas Track League meet of the season.
Several other Centre girls had second-place finishes, including Theo Kassebaum in the 100-meter hurdles, Nellie Kassebaum in the 1600-meter run, and Shelby Makovec in the 800 and 3,200.
A “throwers” 4x100 relay team of Cassidy Hill, Dani Beck, Kailyn Riffel, and Callie Riffel also finished second. Coach Alan Stahlecker explained that some meets have the extra 4x100 meter relay for students who are involved in at least one of three throwing events — shot put, discus, and javelin. Each of the four girls on Centre’s team competed in all three. This relay was a non-scoring event.
100-meter dash: 4. Cacey Simons.
300 low hurdles: 3. Theo Kassebaum.
Long jump: 3. T. Kassebaum.
800: 4. Nellie Kassebaum.
Triple jump: 5. N. Kassebaum.
4x100 relay: 4. Simons, Ellie Miller, T. Kassebaum, Makovec.
100: 4. Houston Svoboda
110 high hurdles: 5. Ty Simons.
300 intermediate hurdles: 4. Simons.
4x100 relay: 4. Grant Srajer, Justin Deines, Conner Montgomery, Svoboda.
The athletes will compete Friday in the Herington Invitational, followed by the Wheat State League Meet on May 10 at Goessel.